For our friends who speak Portuguese: Check out “Quem Matou o Tapajós” (Who killed the Tapajós?), a web-documentary that chronicles the impact that a new hydroelectric dam on the Tapajós River will have on indigenous communities. Following the precedent set by the Belo Monte Dam, the government of Brazil plans to construct between five and seven dams on the Tapajós—leading to the flooding of large, inhabited areas.The documentary is at: http://mortedotapajos.tv/English-speakers can read the BBC’s story on the project and the resistance that indigenous peoples in the Amazon have mounted.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27834240Get informed and take action at the links below!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quem-Matou-O-Tapajós/111600915623124https://twitter.com/Minguarana

For our friends who speak Portuguese: Check out “Quem Matou o Tapajós” (Who killed the Tapajós?), a web-documentary that chronicles the impact that a new hydroelectric dam on the Tapajós River will have on indigenous communities. 

Following the precedent set by the Belo Monte Dam, the government of Brazil plans to construct between five and seven dams on the Tapajós—leading to the flooding of large, inhabited areas.

The documentary is at: http://mortedotapajos.tv/

English-speakers can read the BBC’s story on the project and the resistance that indigenous peoples in the Amazon have mounted.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27834240

Get informed and take action at the links below!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quem-Matou-O-Tapajós/111600915623124

https://twitter.com/Minguarana

JOIN CODEPINK THIS WEEK THROUGH FRIDAY FOR AN EMERGENCY WEEK OF ACTION! This Monday through Friday, CODEPINK and ally organizations are targeting specific companies that profit of the continued occupation, dispossession of and violence against Palestinians. With the death toll now reaching over 1,400, with many of its victims being children, it is a moral obligation for us to say “Not In Our Name!” The Stolen Beauty Ahava boycott campaign is part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement in support of Palestinian rights. Join CODEPINK’s virtual actions, find a direct action in a city near you, or MAKE YOUR OWN using their tool kit! SPREAD THE WORD AND SHARE! And make sure to post your selfie with a sign telling the world why#OccupationIsUgly and that Ahava is #StolenBeauty this Wednesday via Twitter and Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/279261388943218/

JOIN CODEPINK THIS WEEK THROUGH FRIDAY FOR AN EMERGENCY WEEK OF ACTION! This Monday through Friday, CODEPINK and ally organizations are targeting specific companies that profit of the continued occupation, dispossession of and violence against Palestinians. With the death toll now reaching over 1,400, with many of its victims being children, it is a moral obligation for us to say “Not In Our Name!” The Stolen Beauty Ahava boycott campaign is part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement in support of Palestinian rights. 

Join CODEPINK’s virtual actions, find a direct action in a city near you, or MAKE YOUR OWN using their tool kit! SPREAD THE WORD AND SHARE! And make sure to post your selfie with a sign telling the world why#OccupationIsUgly and that Ahava is #StolenBeauty this Wednesday via Twitter and Facebook! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/279261388943218/

“Once again it is the unarmed civilian population, which is in the eye of the storm, victimized in the name of a falsely construed right to self-defense, invoked after an escalation of violence provoked in the face of the entire international community.” — Joint declaration by over 140 international legal experts (including attorneys from our ally, the Center for Constitutional Rights) denouncing the Israeli government’s collective punishment of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. The declaration recalls that “the entire population of the Gaza Strip, for over seven years, has been virtually imprisoned by the regime of closures imposed by Israel,” and urges the governmental leaders of Palestine to invoke the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/international-collective-punishment.html

“Once again it is the unarmed civilian population, which is in the eye of the storm, victimized in the name of a falsely construed right to self-defense, invoked after an escalation of violence provoked in the face of the entire international community.” 

— Joint declaration by over 140 international legal experts (including attorneys from our ally, the Center for Constitutional Rights) denouncing the Israeli government’s collective punishment of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. The declaration recalls that “the entire population of the Gaza Strip, for over seven years, has been virtually imprisoned by the regime of closures imposed by Israel,” and urges the governmental leaders of Palestine to invoke the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/international-collective-punishment.html

An incredible map showing all 595 known indigenous tribes as they existed before European contact across what is now the United States. 150 of these nations now have no descendants. "In general in the United states, Americans are very ignorant about Native American history… In my small way, making this map is to reinforce the true history of the injustice and the genocide that occurred,” says Aaron Carapella, the map’s creator. Explore it at http://aaron-carapella.squarespace.com/

An incredible map showing all 595 known indigenous tribes as they existed before European contact across what is now the United States. 150 of these nations now have no descendants. 

"In general in the United states, Americans are very ignorant about Native American history… In my small way, making this map is to reinforce the true history of the injustice and the genocide that occurred,” says Aaron Carapella, the map’s creator. 

Explore it at http://aaron-carapella.squarespace.com/

#FreeShawkan!Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a 27-year-old Egyptian freelance photographer professionally known as Shawkan, was beaten and arrested last August for covering a violent police break-up of a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration. He has been detained without charges for nearly a year, and is now in the same prison as the Al Jazeera staff who are the focus of the #FreeAJStaffcampaign. Like and follow the “Freedom for Shawkan” Facebook page, and read this article his friend wrote to learn more about his work and his struggle.https://www.facebook.com/FreedomforShawkanhttp://lifethroughthecameralens.com/2013/11/01/nobody-owns-a-photojournalist/

#FreeShawkan!

Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a 27-year-old Egyptian freelance photographer professionally known as Shawkan, was beaten and arrested last August for covering a violent police break-up of a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration. He has been detained without charges for nearly a year, and is now in the same prison as the Al Jazeera staff who are the focus of the #FreeAJStaffcampaign. 

Like and follow the “Freedom for Shawkan” Facebook page, and read this article his friend wrote to learn more about his work and his struggle.

https://www.facebook.com/FreedomforShawkan

http://lifethroughthecameralens.com/2013/11/01/nobody-owns-a-photojournalist/

"Not long ago, same-sex marriage in America was not merely an unpopular cause; it was a politically fatal one — a third-rail issue that could end the career of any politician foolish enough to touch it." Now, all that has changed.Read about how social movements can win more victories like this one at Waging Nonviolence!! http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/pillars-fall-social-movements-can-win-victories-like-sex-marriage/

"Not long ago, same-sex marriage in America was not merely an unpopular cause; it was a politically fatal one — a third-rail issue that could end the career of any politician foolish enough to touch it." Now, all that has changed.

Read about how social movements can win more victories like this one at Waging Nonviolence!! 

http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/pillars-fall-social-movements-can-win-victories-like-sex-marriage/

"As a result of Israel’s illegal closure of the Gaza Strip – now in place for an unimaginable 7 years – 60% of Gaza’s population are unpaid or unemployed; 85% of the population depend on food aid distributed by international organizations. The destruction caused during Operation Cast Lead – and in subsequent operations, including the 2012 offensive Pillar of Defence – is still not fully repaired. As the bombs fall, they add rubble to rubble; another generation of destruction. An already weakened infrastructure, particularly hospitals, makes it a struggle for people to cope.” - Raji Sourani of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights: Violence has gone on too long – we have lost all hope http://bit.ly/1jmgLSO

"As a result of Israel’s illegal closure of the Gaza Strip – now in place for an unimaginable 7 years – 60% of Gaza’s population are unpaid or unemployed; 85% of the population depend on food aid distributed by international organizations. The destruction caused during Operation Cast Lead – and in subsequent operations, including the 2012 offensive Pillar of Defence – is still not fully repaired. As the bombs fall, they add rubble to rubble; another generation of destruction. An already weakened infrastructure, particularly hospitals, makes it a struggle for people to cope.” 

- Raji Sourani of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights: Violence has gone on too long – we have lost all hope http://bit.ly/1jmgLSO